Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and though in a land of peace thou art secure, yet how wilt thou do in the pride of the Jordan?
1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:
And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles but privately before them who were of repute, lest by any means I should be running, or had run, in vain.
Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?
holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labor in vain.
I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:
Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to them that love him.
I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.